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Tuesday
Oct212014

NY Fed chief to mega-banks: Comply or get shrunk

The president of the New York Federal Reserve told executives from the big banks Monday that unless they adopt a compliance culture that works, they'll have to become smaller and more manageable.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

UK court denies damages to Innospec competitor

The danger of litigating, at least to trial, on the back of criminal conduct giving rise to guilty pleas and convictions both under the FCPA and similar English legislation was illustrated in the recent case of Jalal Bezee Mejel Al-Gaood v Innospec Ltd.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Guardrail maker Trinity faces $525 million judgment after whistleblower trial win

A Texas jury Monday awarded a whistleblower $175 million in his False Claims Act suit against Trinity Industries for faulty guardrails. Under federal law, the award will be trebled to $525 million.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Survey shows more disputes and potential litigation for U.S. and Europe companies

FCPA Blog-sponsor AlixPartners released its 2014 Litigation and Compliance Survey last week. The report explored the nature and frequency of disputes faced by companies in North American and Europe and the various approaches that companies are undertaking to deal with potential litigation. The survey found that companies in both the U.S. and Europe are experiencing an increase in litigation activity and, as a result, are ramping up their staffing to deal with this issue.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

China state newspaper accuses foreign firms of tax evasion

China’s state-run newspaper People’s Daily has accused multinational companies of avoiding taxes in China and urged authorities to take measures to combat tax evasion.

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Monday
Oct202014

Zagreb mayor and associates arrested for graft

The mayor of Croatia's capital and biggest city and several of his associates were arrested Sunday on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office.

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Monday
Oct202014

Greek pols immunizing themselves from graft claims

Despite decades of corruption that helped drive Greece into bankruptcy and a $300 billion international bailout, politicians there have passed a raft of new laws giving themselves and others immunity for graft.

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Monday
Oct202014

Hungary demands evidence following U.S. ban on officials and businessmen

Chargé d'Affaires M. André Goodfriend (Embassy photo by Attila Németh)The United States imposed a travel ban on ten Hungarian officials and businessmen, the Hungarian media reported Friday morning. By early afternoon chargé d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in Budapest, M. André Goodfriend, called a press conference and confirmed that the United States revoked the visas of "less then ten” persons.

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Monday
Oct202014

Two plead guilty in bribe scheme involving former New York FBI agent

Image courtesy of the FBITwo Connecticut men pleaded guilty Friday for a bribery scheme to obtain confidential internal documents and other confidential information from a former FBI Special Agent stationed in White Plains, New York.

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Monday
Oct202014

Ex-JPMorgan Chase banker admits taking bribes in mortgage auctions

A former JPMorgan Chase banker pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego Friday to taking bribes to influence mortgage sales.

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